Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 1 January 2017

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Staple Newk

With Christmas celebrations over and on New Years Day, what better way to blow off the cobwebs and fight the extra pounds than a brisk walk on the magnificent Bempton Cliffs? There was certainly a challenging blow doing its best to "take my breath away" and on occasions, attempting (and nearly succeeding!) to "blow the man down", and I'm no lightweight!!

Bird wise, I think many were taking shelter from the blow but Fulmar numbers were c50+; Gannets c30+ including at least 4 immatures; a male Stonechat did its best to stay on the top of vegetation; the sea held Shag, Cormorant and a rapid fly past drake Eider. Nice to see a Weasel on the grass near Grandstand viewpoint.

In off the sea and landing near Bartlett Nab, Song Thrush

Two of the Gannets

Magnificent and Spectacular views from the view points


Wendy Bartter said...

Ooooh, that's a long drop!!
Happy New Year Kevin!

Kevin Groocock said...

It is a long drop - about 400ft! Happy New Year Wendy!